She-EO 5.0 Stage

What should you expect at She-EO London?

She-EO London will have the following exciting segments:

  1. Men on Board - Two brave men will answer difficult questions about relationships and other gender topics.

  2. Boss Ladies - Two successful women will discuss their experiences, rise & challenges with glass ceilings.

  3. Empire - Our guests will answer tough questions about building successful and impactful business empires.

  4. Bridges - At every She-EO, we attempt to understand a demographic that is misunderstood. In London, a pastor will interview a Muslim woman in full Muslim hijab and clothing to discuss the things we hardly talk about, which create fears and conflicts.

  5. Well woman - We will interview a psychiatrist, and a behavior analyst whose daughter has autism to understand mental health, and get easy tools to help us thrive in spite of challenges.

  6. Becoming - Two guests will discuss thriving while dealing with the pressures of being single in the 40s, abuse in relationships, and waiting for motherhood.

  7. Still I Rise - A Parkinson’s disease warrior, and a breast cancer survivor will take the hot seat.

Here are profiles of the bravest men and women who will do justice to these conversation in London on June 15th. You can get one of the 100 seats available on eventbrite.

Abisoye Akinola

Bisoye is a serial entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Siobhan Foods, which owns a couple of franchise restaurants of a top Quick Service Restaurant (Chicken Republic) in Nigeria and is the Managing Director of Tea for Two.

She is an engaging speaker who also loves to write. She was the pastor of Oakwood, a parish of the RCCG in Lekki, Lagos in 2015/2016. She graduated with a in Estate Management and an MBA from the University of Lagos. She also has a certificate in Business Sustainability Management from the University Of Cambridge Institute Of Sustainability Leadership.

She has authored an article for a women’s magazine and is also writing her own book, which will soon go to print. She is in training with the Coaching Academy in London for her certification as a Personal Performance Coach. She can be reached via any of her social media handles. She currently lives with her family in a suburb of Paris, France.

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Adaobi K. Oniwinde

Adaobi is currently an External Relations executive at Shell International. She has worked in corporate communications throughout a 25-year career, beginning as a Press Office intern at the White House, a role that earned her a West Wing office and full Secret Service clearance. Adaobi’s passion for Nigeria and a desire to raise her children with a sense of their heritage, took her back in 2007- a decision she calls the best move of her life.

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Aisha Dahiru-Atta

Aisha is an educator, author and transformative coach who facilitate purposeful learning and conversations to transform people, their situations and their relationships. She is a co-founding trustee of Al-Amanah Academy, an innovative primary school in Kaduna state, Nigeria. She is also the co-founder of the Foundation for Refugee Economic Empowerment (FREE), a non-profit organization in Nigeria. Aisha is married with two children and lives between the UK and Nigeria.

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Ayotade Oyinlola

Tade is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and development in the UK, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers in Nigeria. He has a 20-year career in HR and the telecoms industry. Tade also has extensive experience in driving international and African talent acquisition and development at various executive and operational levels within the telecoms sector. He has held a number of senior positions at Shell Petroleum, Bristow Helicopters, Atlasco Technologies and Resourcery Limited. He is married and has three children.


Desiree Joule-Adam

With a background in business, media, telco, education, youth empowerment and a passion to inspire, her vision is to see more women of colour at the forefront of cutting edge technology, innovation and world change.

As a Start-Up Strategist she empowers people to become Intrapreneurs (creating new opportunities within the company they work for) and Entrepreneurs (becoming your own boss), bridging the gaps between ‘ideas’ and ‘tangible products/services’.

She is passionate about the African Diaspora female and is keen to empower and equip them to play a role in development particularly through entrepreneurship

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Eziafakaku Nwokolo

With over 20 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry, in diverse roles, Eziafakaku retired from full-time employment and went back to school to pursue a new found interest in development disabilities. Due to the lack of professionals in Nigeria, she started training to acquire the required skills to enable her provide professional services to families. She became the first Nigerian to have the credentials of Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and is currently the only Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Nigeria.

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Edith Umole

Edith is the Global Lead, Talent and Succession Management for World Bank Group. She has led the transformation of the Talent Review program and developed a succession framework for identifying and deploying senior leaders within the organization. Prior to the World Bank Group, she worked at Mercer in the UK, where she led various initiatives, including the design of the first Global Energy Trading Survey.


Farah Dualeh

Farah has worked in the charity sector for over 10 years and has a BA in Social Science and a postgraduate qualification in Community Leadership and Law. Farah is the founder of Inspire Her LTD, a life coaching and Infertility coaching service for women. One of her biggest passion is to provide practical solution-focused services for women to truly empower.


Fawziyyah Folasade Adunola- Emiabata

Fawziyyah is a freelance writer, avid reader, public speaker, promoter of literacy and Director& Cofounder of Cradle2Grave Literacy Foundation a charity project which aims at supporting Muslim schools in Nigeria through provision of libraries and other forms of support.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts Honors in English Studies from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile -Ife, Nigeria and she is currently pursuing a degree in Advanced 'Alimiyyah (Classical Arabic and Islamic Studies) with Maryam Institute.

Fawziyyah is the founder of Guided Muslimah. A Platform where she teaches personal and spiritual development courses and also other public speaking Dawah works and owns Muslim Teen Reads an online bookstore and book club.

She is the published Author of Islamic Fun Brain busters for Kids and My Dream Ramadan Journal.


Ms. Jelilat Oyetunji

Jelilat started her career as a computer programmer in the US and has since worked in the UK and Nigeria. After the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001, she began advocating for interfaith dialogue in Maine communities. She also raises fund for cancer charities, teaches adults computer skills and inspires young women to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics subjects.


Jo (Ibijoke) Maxwell

Jo Maxwell is the visionary and founder of the PEP network. She is passionate about issues affecting women especially women from black committee. She tasks herself daily to seek ways to empower women and young girls. Jo works closely with each and everyone of the PEP Network Executives to ensure that the vision is delivered in our daily commitment and work as a Network.

She is the Executive Producer/Host of The Jo Maxwell Show; a talk show launched in 2017 to showcase some of the most inspiring and amazing black women living and working in the United Kingdom.

She is the founder of a youth empowerment event themed “Stepping Forward and Breaking Out”.  Targeted towards young ladies and young men; to educate and empower them on how to step forward and not conform to societal expectation and mind limitations. Conscious of the fact that life’s limitations are the ones made in your mind.

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Omotola Thomas

Omotola Thomas is a blogger and the founder of ParkinStand – a movement established to inspire people to engage in empowering and mental activities. This was as a result of the fact that she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2016, at 35. Although born in Nigeria, she currently resides in England with her husband and two children. A self-proclaimed “reckless-optimist”, she believes in the power of a positive mindset and her passion lies in raising awareness and finding solutions for underrepresented PD patients living in Nigeria, and other parts of Africa.


Rasheed Saliu

Rasheed is the current MD/CEO of AACSL Accountants. He began the Company initially under the name Associate Accounting and Consulting Services Limited and later changed the name to AACSL Accountants in 2010.

Since founded, the company has grown from being a payroll and umbrella company to Tax and management Accounting company. Currently, the company has about 20 full time staff.


Tope Fajingbesi Balogun

Tope is a social entrepreneur and the author of the best-selling novel, Love in Cancun. Tope also invests considerable time and energy into creating a better world for children from low income families through the initiatives of United for kids foundation, an organization she co-founded in 2002 which she continues to serve as its Executive Director/Coordinating Trustee (Pro-Bono). Prior to establishing her calling to be an inspirational writer, speaker and teacher, Tope was a certified public accountant. She holds a BS.c in Accounting from the University of Lagos in Nigeria, and an MBA from Emory University, USA. She attended leadership programs at Oxford University, UK and the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. Tope spoke alongside Hilary Clinton at her final political rally in Michigan in 2016.


Yetunde Adeshina

Yetunde is a trained Chartered Accountant (FCCA) and a Certified Internal Auditor who trained with Andersen in Nigeria (now KPMG) and Deloitte in the UK. She graduated with a First Class in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Yetunde moved to the UK in 2001 and has worked in public and private sectors. She currently works in the aerospace and defence industry as a project management professional.


Tash Pennant

Tash is the founder of Tash Pennant Consultancy. She is an award-winning communications consultant specializing in internal communications and employee engagement.

Her background in media through working at the BBC in news and being a former drive time radio presenter, facilitated for her to develop ‘Tash Talks To…’ which encapsulates all of her speaking, presenting, hosting and voice-over work.

Tash won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category at the 2018 Baton Awards. She has also been a Non-Executive Director for one of the UK’s largest arms-length management organization. Tash is committed to the development of young people and supporting their educational achievement.


Dr. Zainab Imam

Dr Zainab Imam obtained her medical degree in 1991 from the University of Ibadan, then trained and worked in General Practice in Nigeria before retraining in Psychiatry in the UK; specializing in General Adult and Rehabilitation Psychiatry with subspecialty interest in Perinatal Psychiatry; She is currently a Perinatal Psychiatrist at Sidra Medicine in Qatar where she is also the Medical Student Clerkship Director for her Division and Faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar.

Dr Imam is a Partner at Psychiatry-UK LLP and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists where she was a member of the Public Education Engagement Board, an Honorary University Fellow of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry where she also obtained a Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.